Funding to help bring If These Halls Could Talk to life

The Pulse of Tasmania will provide $15,000 to help bring to life the 2021 Ten Days’ signature project If These Halls Could Talk.

The Pulse of Tasmania was formed by three organisations, St.LukesHealth, Bank of us and Tasplan, from a shared vision to support Tasmanians to get back on their feet in a COVID-19 world.

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Bank of us CEO Paul Ranson said If These Halls Could Talk, a community-driven art project, aligns with The Pulse of Tasmania’s ethos, to support Tasmanians’ physical, financial and mental health and well-being.

“We are pleased to be able to support the work of Ten Days, as it marks 20 years of bringing art experiences to Tasmanians,” Mr Ranson said.

“Evidence shows that art can help boost our well-being. We’ve been through a period of forced social isolation due to COVID-19 and this project is the antithesis of that … it celebrates the bringing together of communities through a series of art adventures in 10 community halls across Tasmania.”

Ten Days on the Island Artistic Director Lindy Hume emphasised how important the support from Pulse of Tasmania is to the festival.

 “If These Halls Could Talk is the spine of Ten Days on the Island 2021, taking place in community spaces from Zeehan to Glen Huon, including a project at the Rowella Community Hall. We’ve been working closely with artists and communities to create this program and look forward to sharing diverse art experiences right across the state.

“Support from Pulse of Tasmania allows us to amplify the impact and reach of If These Halls Could Talk and connects us with audiences around Tasmania.”

St.LukesHealth CEO Paul Lupo said the pandemic had forced Tasmanians to rethink the way we do things.
“The pandemic has highlighted the importance of being open to change and the need to be flexible in order to remain relevant,” Mr Lupo said.

“The team at Ten Days on the Island could have chosen to cancel the festival, yet they have been able to shift gears and create a program that will be remembered as a celebration of Tasmanian artists, their creativity and ingenuity.

Tasplan CEO Wayne Davy said “On behalf of the Pulse of Tasmania, we are proud to be part of this renaissance.”

The full Ten Days on the Island program will be announced on Thursday, January 28, 2021.

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